Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

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Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby scifiguy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:55 pm

In real life, what's the craziest/weirdest/worst reason you've heard someone give for wanting to go to law school?

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby twenty » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:04 pm

I didn't recognize you for a second. And then I remembered. :D

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby deadpanic » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:13 pm

Worst (and most common) is "i want to help people."

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:14 pm

I want to practice Big Law to make $160K. There are much easier and safer ways to print money than law school.

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby cinephile » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:29 pm

to find a spouse
to make my parents happy
because I don't know what else to do

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:30 pm

"Because I want to be a lawyer."

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby scifiguy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:30 pm

cinephile wrote:to find a spouse
to make my parents happy
because I don't know what else to do



??? #1 really? kind of an expensive way to do so, huh?

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby RELIC » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:31 pm

I love to argue.

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:31 pm

RELIC wrote:I love to argue.


This is a good one

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby scifiguy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:32 pm

deadpanic wrote:Worst (and most common) is "i want to help people."


This one is both good and bad. It's good for obvious reasons (I think there are probably many people whoh sincerely want to do it for that reason), but if they aren't aware of the costs and low job prospects, then that person will turn out to be the one needing help possibly!
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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:33 pm

scifiguy wrote:
cinephile wrote:to find a spouse
to make my parents happy
because I don't know what else to do



??? #1 really? kind of an expensive way to do so, huh?

But then you get the best kind of spouse: one that's never home and carries years of soul-crushing debt!

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:50 pm

RELIC wrote:I love to argue.



This.

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:23 am

Job Security

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:37 am

"because I'm attracted to the competitive nature of law school"

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:41 am

I went to law school because I ran out of shitty TLS thread ideas and had to find something else to do. I don't think you are ready yet.

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:42 am

reasonable_man wrote:Job Security


HA

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:53 am

A woman in her thirties told me she wasn't interested in practicing law, but she wanted to go to law school for the academic achievement.

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:26 am

50 year old woman at a T4 and no scholarship taking out loans to pay for all 3.5 years ... because she failed two classes and needed more time to graduate ... Because she wants to help people...


I wonder - Who will help her?

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby CaptainLeela » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:45 am

Pneumonia wrote:"because I'm attracted to the competitive nature of law school"


Seriously? Join a softball league. Yikes..

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby LaMuSayonga » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:48 am

TripTrip wrote:"Because I want to be a lawyer."


This.

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby nickb285 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:33 am

TripTrip wrote:But then you get the best kind of spouse: one that's never home and carries years of soul-crushing debt!


I'm turned on already.

And I think my favorite is "Because lawyers make friggin' bank, man!"

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby UndecidedMN » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:38 am

Women find lawyers sexy. You can just tell by watching "Suits".

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby NYstate » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:49 am

Because my parents are rich and want me to go to law school next year.



( so where is the best social scene?)

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby Ruxin1 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:00 am

NYstate wrote:Because my parents are rich and want me to go to law school next year.



( so where is the best social scene?)


:lol:

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Re: Craziest/Worst/Weirdest Reason You've Heard for Going to LS?

Postby cinephile » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:44 pm

Because I want a job that challenges me, intellectually.




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